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How to think about a subject (according to Melanchthon & Joseph Hall)

According to Melanchthon, the following questions had to be broached in the treatment of a subject:

(1) What does the word mean?

(2) To what does that word pertain? 149 more words


On Seeing a Large Library: A Meditation by Joseph Hall

In his Table Talk, the renowned English Bishop, Joseph Hall (†1656) meditates on objects from every day experience. From a fly accidentally burning itself in a candle to a crow pulling the wool out of a sheep’s back Hall, like Solomon, sees every moment as an opportunity sent by a divine hand for the sake of returning one’s attention to the pursuit of wisdom.  338 more words


"God is an Infinite Sphere": A (Very) Brief History

I saw a tweet a few days back that was a quotation from the English Puritan, George Swinnock’s The Blessed and Boundless God, in which Swinnock notes, “God is a sphere whose center is everywhere and whose circumference is nowhere.” This quotation, Swinnock admits, comes from an unknown “heathen” author. 367 more words

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A Trip I'll Never Forget.

So about a week or so ago, me and my girlfriend took a much needed vacation to Branson, Missouri. Branson was always a summer hotspot for my family when I was a kid, I can’t recall too many summer’s when we didn’t go. 618 more words

Sufficient is Our Present Refuge, to the Evil Thereof...

Taken from, The Sure Refuge.
Written by  Joseph Hall.
Adapted from The Protestant Pulpit
Published by Timothy Williams

 But David strengthened himself in the LORD his God. 336 more words

Biblical Catholicism: Reading the Bible with Catholic Eyes

One of my literature professors when I was an undergrad once dramatically suggested that the lyrics of the Rolling Stones should inform how we read Chaucer. 2,164 more words

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